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The Animal Kingdom

Published 1932

This was the first film shown at the RKO Roxy Theater.

An awkward love triangle is created when a publisher (Howard) encounters a moral speed bump and engages in an affair with an open-minded artist (Harding) while married to a stodgy suburbanite (Loy). Complicating matters is the tendency of the mistress to play the role of unassuming wife while inelegant and deceptive wife acts as the mistress.

Run time 84 min
Producer David O. Selznick
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: keygrip - favoritefavorite - August 30, 2009
Subject: only for enthusiasts
This is a stagy and rather boring film with a hammy performance by the lead actress. Partially saved by the scenes with William Gargan as the ireverent butler
Reviewer: Aitchondo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2009
Subject: The Animal Kingdom
I loved it. I kept saying to myself, why am I watching this? She's castrating him and he'll end up giving up his soul and staying with her. I'm glad I stayed. With John Gielgud and William Powell, Leslie Howard is one of my favorites. Would be 4 1/2 stars if possible.
Reviewer: flickfdude - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2008
Subject: good but hard to remain concentrated
Lovely lovelies.
Hip artist comunity of the times I suppose. Their arty conversations often might make one fall into a self examinitory revery and one might loose the story line now and then but fortunately we can indicate return on our players and see the scene again and again.
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